Farm Ireland

Tuesday 20 March 2018

JD unveils new 105-125hp range

Bruce Lett

Latest 6R series Irish debut at the Grass and Muck show

Visitors to FTMTA Grass and Muck got to see John Deere's new R series in the flesh plus the firm's latest HarvestLab silage analysis technology fitted to its harvester.

Deere added six new models to its 6R series with the introduction of what it calls new 'small-frame' and 'medium-frame' models.

The 6R series now totals nine tractors with horsepower ranging from 105hp to 210hp, or 125hp to 240hp with Intelligent Power Management, for road and pto applications.

The latest additions to the 6R series were seen for the first time in Ireland at the FTMTA Grass and Muck event at Gurteen Agricultural College.

All the models feature the new John Deere tractor family styling with more room, power and comfort.

The new small-frame 6105R, 6115R and 6125R models are equipped with a Stage IIIB 4.5-litre, four-cylinder PowerTech PVX engine, rated from 105hp to 125hp.

The medium-frame 6130R model is powered by a 130hp four-cylinder engine mounted on a six-cylinder frame, while the other two medium-frame models, the 6140R and 6150R, are equipped with a Stage IIIB 6.8-litre six-cylinder PowerTech PVX engine, rated at 140hp and 150hp respectively.

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The new 6Rs have a longer wheelbase to provide improved stability for loader applications and a higher payload.

Transmission options include what Deere says is a newly designed 24-speed DirectDrive.

Options include a clear panorama roof, ideal for using a front loader at height.


Also optional is Deere's HCS Plus hydraulic cab suspension and TLS Plus triple-link front-axle suspension. Prices start at €74,789 plus VAT for the John Deere 6105R tractor.

For those who enjoy the science side of farming, John Deere's HarvestLab constituent sensing system for the 7050 Series self-propelled silage harvester has now been enhanced for 2012.

HarvestLab senses additional maize silage quality parameters, such as protein, sugar, starch, fibre (ADF/NDF) and ash content, either on the go on the forager or as a portable stationary unit for use by farmers and feed nutritionists.

The on-harvester version is mounted on the harvester spout and takes crop readings 17 times per second. According to Deere, the HarvestLab system has been independently verified by DLG in Germany to consistently deliver plus or minus 2pc accuracy. The price for the HarvestLab option has yet to be confirmed.

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